Elizabeth Kirk is a faculty research associate at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. Previously, she served as the Director and Kowalski Chair of Catholic Thought at the Institute for Faith and Culture at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at the University of Kansas, an institute dedicated to forming university students in the Catholic intellectual and moral tradition, to fostering an appreciation for beauty through exposure to nature, culture, and the arts, and to encouraging students to embrace the lifelong task of educating themselves for their vocations and personal flourishing. From 2005 to 2010, she served as the Associate Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, an interdisciplinary center inspired by the teachings of St. Pope John Paul. Prior to entering academia, she practiced law, representing religious and charitable organizations and in the area of estate planning. She and her husband, Bill, have four children.